On this full moon, I wanted to share a poem I wrote while on a recent retreat to the Pearl Keys on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. I lay on a blanket on the white sand with the palm trees swaying overhead and reflected on a recent experience I had when my body was out … Continue reading Moon Salutations
Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind Down the foggy ruins of time Far past the frozen leaves The haunted frightened trees Out to the windy beach Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky With one hand waving free Silhouetted by the sea … Continue reading Dancing with the Shadow
I've noticed that the times I am often most afraid are when I am letting go of something that doesn't serve me. Lately, it is my thoughts, my ways of thinking about myself and others that have been the most difficult to let go of. Why is this a thing?
"you don't have to learn. how. to love yourself. you just have to remember there was nothing wrong. with you. to begin with. you just have to come home." Nayyirah Waheed The information age. We have it all. Every opinion and statistic. It's all around us at our fingertips. I have noticed that somehow all … Continue reading Coming Home
Mind. Body. Belly. Sometimes nourishing my body means turning on the oven and mixing up a sweet, gooey treat. I've always loved to bake, ever since my grandma handed me a ball of biscuit dough. "Consistency is the key," were her wise words. She taught me about using my intuition before I even know what … Continue reading Soul Food
Lately, the stress of stretching my comfort zone has made me feel like toppling tree pose, but without roots to support it. I like to believe I can be grounded in groundlessness, meaning I can find balance in my life without a stable, physical ground. But unfortunately that's not true for me all the time. … Continue reading Inside Out – Life is Your Teacher
Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being redirected to something better. --Steve Maraboli You want something that doesn't want you. You hold tightly to it to ensure it doesn't get away, but instead you find yourself falling behind and frustrated, empty handed and sometimes broken hearted. As … Continue reading Redirection